Mission Microwave Technologies, LLC, manufacturer of Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) and Block Up Converters (BUCs), has teamed up with Sat-Lite Technologies, LLC, provider of antenna products, to introduce a lightweight, redundant, high power Ku-band BUC integrated into a compact vehicular mount antenna package.
The combined antenna and BUC package is designed for optimal Size, Weight and Power (SWaP). The Sat-Lite “PELORIS” vehicle mount uplink uses a carbon fiber antenna system and a custom-designed elevation-over-azimuth cable drive pedestal to provide superior stiffness over existing products on the market. Coupled with the extremely lightweight BUCs from Mission Microwave the system optimizes quick set up performance and reliability.
The Mission Microwave “MOAB” BUCs each provide 200 Watts of linear Ku-band power, while drawing only 1300 Watts of prime power. Each BUC is a lightweight 35 lbs allowing the 1:1 redundant system to be mounted directly on the feed boom without creating excessive stress on the antenna positioning system. The GaN based BUCs are part of Mission Microwave’s complete line of Ku-, Ka- and X-Band solid state power amplifier products.
The Sat-Lite model 1411 antenna system with the Mission Microwave 400 Watt system will be on display outdoors during NAB Show 2018 in Sat-Lite’s booth at OE26017.
Steve Richeson, VP of Sales and Marketing at Mission Microwave, said that Sat-Lite has identified Mission Microwave as a partner that can bring exceptional benefits to their broadcast customers — the company is delighted to support them at NAB Show 2018.
Chris Callow, Director of Sales at Sat-Lite, added that the firm's customers need more uplink power in smaller and more efficient packages. Mission Microwave’s products offer an ideal combination of performance and efficient SWaP for our most challenging customer requirements in broadcast, government and commercial markets.